Offbeat: Birds fall in love, and they have the moves to prove it - - PressFrom - Canada
  •   
  •   
  •   

Offbeat Birds fall in love, and they have the moves to prove it

17:50  12 november  2019
17:50  12 november  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

A New Zealand man accidentally bought 1,000 chickens online for $0.96

  A New Zealand man accidentally bought 1,000 chickens online for $0.96 Steve Morrow was initially only looking to buy "a couple more" hens for his bed and breakfast but accidentally won an online auction for 1,000 birds.Not so for Steve Morrow, whose desired purchase of one bird accidentally resulted in ownership of 1,000 hens.

Humans aren’t the only animals that fall in love . In fact, as much as 70 percent of birds may form long-term pair bonds. That is, they stay together year Perhaps 1 million years ago or more, a male grebe needed bright colors and tricky moves . He evolved to have them so he could convince a female that

In Mandy Len Catron’s Modern Love essay, “To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This,” she refers to a study by the psychologist Arthur Aron (and others) that explores whether intimacy between two strangers can be accelerated by having them ask each other a specific series of personal questions.

a bird that is standing in the grass: A waved albatross pair nuzzles on the Galápagos Islands. The birds are some of many that pair, staying together for many years. Some of the species perform fancy mating dances every year, even when they aren’t looking for a mate. © Tom Stephenson A waved albatross pair nuzzles on the Galápagos Islands. The birds are some of many that pair, staying together for many years. Some of the species perform fancy mating dances every year, even when they aren’t looking for a mate.

Humans aren’t the only animals that fall in love. In fact, as much as 70 percent of birds may form long-term pair bonds.

That is, they stay together year after year. Or in some cases, they split up, then come back together when it’s mating season. And every year, the pair, or just the male, performs a fancy mating dance. Trevor Price, a biologist at the University of Chicago, has long wondered why they do it. 

Ruby slippers and other surprisingly valuable things the US government owns

  Ruby slippers and other surprisingly valuable things the US government owns Violins, bitcoin and a lot of land are just some of the surprisingly valuable things that the US owns.

"Let's Do It , Let's Fall in Love " (also known as "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love )" or simply "Let's Do It ") is a popular song written in 1928 by Cole Porter. It was introduced in Porter's first Broadway success, the musical Paris (1928)

48. Falling in love with you was instant, but I have to prove it every day. You are the queen of my heart. 49. If I was given the second chance, I will I am so lucky to have a beautiful princess like you in my life. I promise to love and treasure you till the end of time. It is hard to explain how I feel for you; I

You can see some of these dances on YouTube. In the Andes Mountains in South America, water birds called hooded grebes have bright red eyes. They have spiky ruffles around their heads that make them look like Dr. Seuss characters. They perform complicated tangos in lakes.

Scientists weren’t sure for a long time what purpose the mating dances served. 

That’s because some of these birds may have gotten together last season, says Price. They’ve already successfully had babies together. They don’t need to attract each other anymore.

“It’s such an obvious question,” he says. “Why bother with the dance when you could just get on with raising your brood?”

Related Slideshow: 25 beautiful photos of birds of paradise (Provided by Photo Services)

Janet Jackson Says Son Eissa Is 'Incredibly Musical' and Copies Uncle Michael's Moves

  Janet Jackson Says Son Eissa Is 'Incredibly Musical' and Copies Uncle Michael's Moves The 53-year-old single mom also talks about not having a nanny for her son.The 53-year-old singer gave a radio interview to Australia's Carrie & Tommy on Wednesday, and gushed that Eissa seems to be following in her famous family's footsteps, literally.

The Fish Who Loved A Bird A fish fell in love with a bird one day. What was his reason I could not say. Come with me my love and our fates we will cheat. Come to this enchanted place where the sea and sky meet." The bird and the fish both made their merry way, and live happy and in love to this

It ’s not uncommon to overthink everything about a potential relationship. The signs that a man is falling in love are often right there in front of you, but at times you might think he’s playing games or leading you on.

He thinks he may have found an answer. Perhaps 1 million years ago or more, a male grebe needed bright colors and tricky moves. He evolved to have them so he could convince a female that he was Mr. Right. His colors and dances raised her hormone levels. This caused her to lay extra eggs. It also may have made her work extra hard to take care of their babies, even to the point of exhaustion.

Here's How to Protect Your Home from Winter's Worst

  Here's How to Protect Your Home from Winter's Worst Learn how to protect your home this winter and prevent thousands of dollars in damage using expert-approved tips, tricks, and products.

When you're in love , you begin to think your beloved is unique. The belief is coupled with an inability to feel romantic passion for anyone else. Fisher and her colleagues believe this single-mindedness results from elevated levels of central dopamine — a chemical involved in attention and focus — in your brain.

If a bird falls in love with a fish, where would they live @digitalcot.com? Such a pairing would only be possible within the realm of human imagination. But we’re capable of not only imagining something such as “ love ” that transcends species, we’re capable of putting it into pixels and movement.

Over many generations, though, male grebes started to look less dazzling. Their partners figured out how many eggs to lay, so they didn’t have to work too hard. But the flashy mating behavior stayed the same. Explains Price, “If a guy brings home 12 roses every day, and on the 10th day he doesn’t, that might [upset] his wife.” So the birds are stuck forever in their mating rituals.

This is true for zebra finches, waved albatrosses, tropic birds and juncos, too. If you look out your window, you might catch common cardinals feeding and singing to their partners to make them happy. Humans “have a sense of well-being” from our relationships, says Price. “And animals do, too.”

a bird sitting on a rock in the snow: Tropic birds nest on the Galápagos Islands. Biologist Trevor Price suggests that male birds often continue to perform fancy mating dances because they don’t want to upset their female mates. © Tom Stephenson Tropic birds nest on the Galápagos Islands. Biologist Trevor Price suggests that male birds often continue to perform fancy mating dances because they don’t want to upset their female mates.

Bird couples can split up, Price says. “But there are tremendous advantages to not getting divorced. A [familiar] mate can hit all the right buttons.” One study separated canary couples for the winter. When the birds got back together, they bred a whole month earlier than usual.

It’s no secret that birds are endangered everywhere in the world. At least 800 million of them die every year by accidentally hitting windows, Price says. The same number die from attacks by house cats. Price hopes that if people can understand that birds, like humans, feel emotions, they will care more about their survival. “There are a lot of things you see in your backyard that look like love,” he says. You can help that love continue by keeping your kitties inside. 

Market Crash Coming? Protect Your Money With 2 Safe Stocks .
Although the TSX has hit record highs recently, you might be worried it all might come crashing down. Invest in recession-resistant Park Lawn and Dollarama stocks to ride out any coming bear market. Park LawnIt’s hard to imagine an industry more recession-resistant than those servicing cemeteries, crematoriums, and funeral homes. Regardless of how the economy is doing, the natural cycle of life is going to continue.Founded in 1892 and based out of Toronto, Park Lawn(TSX:PLC) has been a steady and consistent performer regardless of market swings and volatility. Currently trading at $29.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 5
This is interesting!